Features and Benefits

  • Operating RF frequency
    30 MHz to 2 GHz
  • LO input at 2 × fLO
    60 MHz to 4 GHz
  • Input IP3: 31 dBm @ 900 MHz
  • Input IP2: 62 dBm @ 900 MHz
  • Input P1dB: 13 dBm @ 900 MHz
  • Noise figure (NF)
    12.0 dB @ 140 MHz
    14.7 dB @ 900 MHz
  • Voltage conversion gain > 4 dB
  • Quadrature demodulation accuracy
    Phase accuracy ~0.4°
    Amplitude balance ~0.05 dB
  • Demodulation bandwidth ~240 MHz
  • Baseband I/Q drive 2 V p-p into 200 Ω
  • Single 5 V supply

Product Details

The ADL5387 is a broadband quadrature I/Q demodulator that covers an RF/IF input frequency range from 30 MHz to 2 GHz. With a NF = 13.2 dB, IP1dB = 12.7 dBm, and IIP3 = 32 dBm @ 450 MHz, the ADL5387 demodulator offers outstanding dynamic range suitable for the demanding infrastructure direct-conversion requirements. The differential RF/IF inputs provide a well-behaved broadband input impedance of 50 Ω and are best driven from a 1:1 balun for optimum performance.

Ultrabroadband operation is achieved with a divide-by-2 method for local oscillator (LO) quadrature generation. Over a wide range of LO levels, excellent demodulation accuracy is achieved with amplitude and phase balances ~0.05 dB and ~0.4°, respectively. The demodulated in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) differential outputs are fully buffered and provide a voltage conversion gain of >4 dB. The buffered baseband outputs are capable of driving a 2 V p-p differential signal into 200 Ω.

The fully balanced design minimizes effects from second-order distortion. The leakage from the LO port to the RF port is <−70 dBc. Differential dc-offsets at the I and Q outputs are <10 mV. Both of these factors contribute to the excellent IIP2 specifications > 60 dBm.

The ADL5387 operates off a single 4.75 V to 5.25 V supply. The supply current is adjustable with an external resistor from the BIAS pin to ground.

The ADL5387 is fabricated using the Analog Devices, Inc. advanced silicon-germanium bipolar process and is available in a 24-lead exposed paddle LFCSP.


  • QAM/QPSK RF/IF demodulators
  • Microwave point-to-(multi)point radios
  • Broadband wireless and WiMAX
  • Broadband CATVs
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    • For 16-bit performance, low power and high sampling rate: AD9268, AD9650.
    • For 14-bit performance, low power and high sampling rate: AD9258, AD9251.
    • For 16-bit performance, continuous time sigma delta architecture with integrated QEC: AD9262.
    • For 12-bit performance, low power, low cost and ease of use: AD9231.
    • For 16-bit performance, multistage differential pipeline architecture with integrated quadrature error correction (QEC): AD9269.

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    • For higher performance, higher frequency and faster locktimes: ADF4106, ADF4156.
    • For high performance with integrated VCO: ADF4350.

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